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Playing the chimes

Did you enjoy a recent concert, but didn't recognize all of the songs? Click on the links below to view playlists from the past week.

As a nod to tradition, the chimesmasters play the Cornell Changes, affectionately known as the Jennie McGraw Rag to begin each day. This piece was originally requested by the first Cornell President Andrew D. White. The midday concert concludes with the Alma Mater, and the day ends with the Cornell Evening Song (which shares its tune with the German carol Tannenbaum). These songs are not listed below because their placement is the same within each concert. Composers are listed when known.

If you do not see the song/concert that you are looking for, please email chimes@cornell.edu.

Friday - October 20th, 2017

Evening

  • A Piece for Chimes / Austin, William
  • Snow Flower / Park Hyo-Shin
  • Bellman's Fiesta / Lee, Richard H. (RHL '41)
  • Hell's Bells / Lee, Richard H. (RHL '41)
  • Hedwig's Theme (from "Harry Potter") / Williams, John
  • The Jasmine Flower
  • Cornell Evening Song - Traditional Folk Tune

Afternoon

  • Pumped Up Kicks / Foster the People
  • Let It Be / Beatles, The
  • Je Te Veux / Satie, Erik
  • Moon River / Mancini, Henry
  • I'll Make a Man Out of You (from "Mulan") / Wilder, Matthew
  • Intermezzo -- Cavalleria Rusticana / Mascagni, Pietro
  • Over the Rainbow (from "The Wizard of Oz") / Arlen, Harold

Morning

  • The Riders of Rohan (from "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers") / Shore, Howard
  • Duet for Chimes for Nancy and Chuck / W. A. M.
  • No. 25 from "Pieces for Children" / Bartok, Bela
  • Venetianisches Gondellied Op.19, No.6 from Songs Without Words / Mendelssohn, Felix
  • Pumped Up Kicks // Foster the People

Thursday - October 19th, 2017

Evening

  • Too Much I Once Lamented / Dalaker, Joe (JPD '95)
  • Shepherd's Hey
  • Ode to Joy -- Symphony No. 9 / Beethoven, Ludwig van
  • La La Land / Hurwitz, Justin
  • Cornell Evening Song - Traditional Folk Tune

Afternoon

  • Over the Rainbow (from "The Wizard of Oz") / Arlen, Harold
  • You Raise Me Up / Groban, Josh
  • You'll Never Walk Alone (from "Carousel") / Rodgers, Richard

Morning

  • The Charming Harlot / Jenkins, Keith (KGJ '93)
  • Gigue from First Cello Suite / Bach, Johann Sebastian
  • American Patrol / Meacham, Frank W.
  • Great Gate of Kiev -- Pictures at an Exhibition / Mussorgsky, Modest Petrovich
  • Handorgan Hornpipe
  • Dominion Reel

Wednesday - October 18th, 2017

Evening

  • Chimes for Elaine / Jain, Roshan '00
  • Brindisi (from La Traviata) / Verdi
  • Imagine / John Lennon
  • Dance / Allard, Michael
  • Cornell Evening Song with descant

Afternoon

  • No Surprises / Radiohead
  • Little Passacaglia for Bells / Korpell, Herbert S.
  • Merrily Ring the Luncheon Bell (from "Princess Ida") / Sullivan, Sir Arthur
  • Take Five / Brubeck, Dave
  • Cornell Alma Mater, Variations 1 and 2

Morning

  • To a Wild Rose / MacDowell, Edward
  • Let It Go (from "Frozen") / Anderson-Lopez, Kristen
  • Down South / Myddleton, William H.
  • The Fifty-ninth Street Bridge Song / Simon, Paul
  • Gypsy Campfire / Sugarman, Louis
  • Storybook Love (from "The Princess Bride") / DeVille, Willy

Tuesday - October 17th, 2017

Evening

  • Bellman's Rebellion / Lee, Richard H. (RHL '41)
  • In Dreams (from "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring") / Shore, Howard
  • Voi, Che Sapete -- Marriage of Figaro / Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
  • Once Upon a December (from "Anastasia") / Flaherty, Stephen
  • One Hand, One Heart (from "West Side Story") / Bernstein, Leonard
  • Cornell Evening Song with descant

Afternoon

  • Think of Me (from "The Phantom of Opera") / Lloyd Webber, Andrew
  • Suite from the Inner Light (from Star Trek: The Next Generation)
  • My Heart Will Go On (from "Titanic") / Horner, James

Morning

  • Eine Kleine Nachtmusik - Menuetto / Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
  • Eine Kleine Nachtmusik - Trio / Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
  • Berceuse, Opus 57 / Chopin, Frederic
  • La Voluptueuse / Couperin, François
  • Prelude, Opus 28 No. 7 / Chopin, Frederic

Monday - October 16th, 2017

Evening

  • Asa's Death / Grieg, Edvard
  • Gnossienne No. 1 / Satie, Erik
  • The Flowers Duet / Delibes
  • Etude for two bellmen / Lee, Richard H. (RHL '41)
  • Cornell Evening Song - Traditional Folk Tune
  • Happy Birthday

Afternoon

  • Paradise / Coldplay
  • Prelude, Op. 3, No. 2 / Rachmaninoff, Sergei
  • I Love My Love (Abroad as I was Walking) / Holst, Gustav
  • Etude No. 1 / Philip Glass

Morning

  • Rubber Duckie - Sesame Street TV Show / Warner, J. J.
  • Dona Nobis Pacem
  • Geburtstag
  • Chopsticks
  • The Notebook Theme (from "The Notebook") / Zigman, Aaron
  • Irish Blessing / Bart, Katie Moran Bart

Sunday - October 15th, 2017

Evening

  • Hedwig's Theme (from "Harry Potter") / Williams, John
  • Game of Thrones Theme / Ramin Djawadi
  • Music of the Night (from "The Phantom of the Opera") / Lloyd Webber, Andrew
  • Serenade from Petite Suite / Borodin, Alexander
  • Canon / Pachelbel, Johann
  • Cornell Evening Song - Traditional Folk Tune

Afternoon

  • Happy Birthday
  • Are You Washed In The Blood? / Hoffman, Elisha A.
  • Streets of Laredo
  • Forrest Gump / Silvestri, Alan
  • Gavotte / Bach, Johann Sebastian
  • Cornell Alma Mater, Variations 1 and 2

Morning

  • Wonderful Guy, A (from "South Pacific") / Rodgers, Richard
  • Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen Wünscht -- The Magic Flute / Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
  • Cheers Theme Song / Portnoy, Gary
  • Prelude from First Cello Suite / Bach, Johann Sebastian
  • Clocks / Coldplay

Saturday - October 14th, 2017

Evening

  • Theme from "The Office" / Washburn, Aury
  • Glockenspiel -- The Magic Flute / Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
  • Yesterday / Beatles, The
  • Hedwig's Theme (from "Harry Potter") / Williams, John
  • Game of Thrones Theme
  • Kokomo / Beach Boys, The
  • Arkansas Traveler

Afternoon

  • Over the Rainbow (from "The Wizard of Oz") / Arlen, Harold
  • Itsumo Nando Demo (Always with Me) from Spirited Away / Hisaishi, Joe
  • Brandenburg Concerto / Bach, Johann Sebastian
  • Leaving on jet plane / Denver, John

Morning

  • La La Land / Hurwitz, Justin
  • Tetris Medley / Tanaka, Hirokazu

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(607) 255-5350

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